Let us first say that we are happy to be farming irrigated pasture in Potter Valley.
The sheep seem very content as well.
Today was the third time we have moved the sheep around at 3WG Ranch. There are basically three fields we are leasing for pasture, one of which is divided into two areas. Today, we moved the sheep into the largest area which never got cut for hay this spring. We will soon actually separate the lambs that we want to gain more weight and put them into a different field which we mowed and irrigated earlier in August.
This is all known as ‘rotational grazing’!
Then there is another field which we hope to use in the future, but we are having to rehabilitate it to a good pasture. Right now, we are discing it so we can seed it.
For now, the sheep are all happy together.